- Today's Editor:
- Cleve Moler
- The MathWorks, Inc.
- moler@mathworks.com

- Diagonizable Nonlinear Equations
- New book, Numerical Computing with IEEE Arithmetic
- Workshop in Bielefeld on Discretization of Continuous Operators
- Workshop on Internet Accessible Mathematical Computation
- Barrett Lectures at University of Tennessee
- Conference in Hungary on Numerical Methods and Computational Mechanics
- Forum on Parallel Computing at ASME Congress
- Special Issue of Computational Statistics and Data Analysis
- Faculty Position at Technische Universitet Braunschweig
- Postdoctoral Position at CLPP-BAS, Bulgaria
- Postdoctoral and Visiting Positions at UNC Charlotte
- Postdoctoral Position at INRIA
- Ph. D. Scholarship at University of Queensland
- Contents, Linear Algebra and its Applications

**URL for the World Wide Web:**
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From: Laurette Tuckerman <Laurette.Tuckerman@limsi.fr>

Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2001 11:21:14 +0100

**Subject: Diagonizable Nonlinear Equations**

I have a question concerning a class of coupled nonlinear algebraic

equations. Suppose that the nonlinearity can be factored out, in the

sense that the system can be written

A v = f(v1,v2, ...vN) v

where A is an N by N matrix, v a vector of length N,

and f a nonlinear function of N variables.

Then the system can be solved by

1) Diagonalizing A

This gives the allowed values of f as the eigenvalues of A

and also reduces the N unknowns (v1, v2, ...) to a single

multiplicative factor, so that f becomes a nonlinear

function of a single scalar variable, say v1.

2) Solving f(v1) = lambda

Thus solving this special kind of multidimensional nonlinear system

can be accomplished by diagonalizing a matrix and solving a

nonlinear equation of one variable.

My question is: Is there a name for this kind of system?

Is there a reference in the literature?

Thank you.

Laurette Tuckerman

LIMSI-CNRS

Orsay, France

laurette@limsi.fr

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From: Michael Overton <overton@cs.nyu.edu>

Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2001 16:15:28 -0500 (EST)

**Subject: New book, Numerical Computing with IEEE Arithmetic**

Dear Colleagues,

I am very pleased to announce the publication of my new book,

Numerical Computing with IEEE Floating Point Arithmetic

published this month by SIAM.

It is my hope that this short book (104 pages, student price $20) will be

useful as a supplement to more traditional textbooks for courses in

scientific computing, numerical analysis and computer architecture.

As well as a detailed discussion of the IEEE binary floating point standard,

including correctly rounded arithmetic and the IEEE philosophy on exceptions,

topics include the floating point architecture of the Intel microprocessors,

a discussion of programming language support for the standard, and an

introduction to the key concepts of cancellation, conditioning and stability.

The book includes 1 Theorem, 1 Rule of Thumb, and 101 Exercises.

It should be accessible to any reader with an interest in computers and

mathematics. The style is not one of a traditional text book. There is enough

variety of content that all but the most expert readers should find something

of interest.

More details are available at

http://www.siam.org/catalog/mcc07/ot76.htm

Complimentary copies for possible course adoption can be requested at

http://www.siam.org/books/adopt.htm

Please send me any comments or questions that you may have.

Thanks for your attention.

Michael Overton

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From: Wolf-Juergen Beyn <beyn@Mathematik.Uni-Bielefeld.DE>

Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2001 18:45:56 +0100 (CET)

**Subject: Workshop in Bielefeld on Discretization of Continuous Operators**

Call for Contributions and Participation

WORKSHOP

Discretization of continuous operators:

regular and fractal lattices

June 27.-29, 2001

Bielefeld University

Bielefeld, Germany

ORGANIZERS

Wolf-Juergen Beyn (beyn@mathematik.uni-bielefeld.de)

Volker Metz (metz@mathematik.uni-bielefeld.de)

Vera Thuemmler (thuemmle@mathematik.uni-bielefeld.de)

FURTHER INFORMATION

http://www.mathematik.uni-bielefeld.de/~beyn/workshop2001/index.html

TOPICS

The central topics of this workshop are continuous and time dependent

diffusion operators and their discrete counterparts on smooth as well as

on highly irregular domains. The idea of the meeting is to bring together

researchers who work on corresponding discretization problems from two

complementing perspectives.

One aspect is the theory of Numerical Dynamics that has emerged over the

last 20 years. Its principal goal is to analyze the effects of time

discretizations on trajectories, invariant manifolds and more general

dynamic invariants such as Lyapunov exponents. While the theory for

ODE's is fairly well developed there are only partial results for parabolic

systems on smooth domains which cover discretization in time as well as in

space. The main theme here is to understand in detail the transition from

infinite dimensional to finite dimensional dynamical systems.

For example, it can happen that replacing smooth domains by regular lattices

creates new phenomena that are of truly discrete nature.

The other perspective occurs in potential theory for highly irregular

domains such as fractals. On their finite approximations

(pre-fractals) one knows how to define diffusion. The main problem

then is to construct limiting diffusion operators exhibiting the

self-similarities of the underlying fractal. Classical and fractal

operators can be treated in a joint framework but the latter show

non-classical effects in terms of scaling and fluctuations.

Moreover, one would like to look for corresponding effects in

time-dependent nonlinear reaction diffusion systems.

The existence and uniqueness of several equations has been

established on finitely ramified fractals as for example the

Sierpinski gasket.

INVITED SPEAKERS (confirmed)

S. Benzoni-Gavage (Lyon) B.M. Garay (Budapest)

M. Denker (Goettingen) K.P. Hadeler (Tuebingen)

B.M. Hambly (Oxford) B. Khoromskij (Leipzig)

K. Matthies (Berlin) R. Peirone (Rome)

S. Pilyugin (St. Petersburg) C. Sabot (Paris)

J. Schropp (Konstanz) A. Telcs (Budapest)

E. S. VanVleck (Golden) M. Zaehle (Jena)

CONTRIBUTIONS AND PARTICIPATION

Contributed talks are welcome and interested participants should contact

one of the organizers via e-mail.

Some limited funds are available to support contributors on request.

------------------------------

From: Winfried Neun <issac2001@orcca.on.ca>

Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2001 14:24:32 +0100

**Subject: Workshop on Internet Accessible Mathematical Computation**

IAMC 2001 Workshop at ISSAC'2001

CALL FOR PAPER

The Internet Accessible Mathematical Computation Workshop 2001 workshop

is being co-organized by Angel Diaz of IBM (USA), Norbert Kajler of

Ecole des Mines de Paris (France), and Paul Wang of Kent State (USA).

The workshop is part of ISSAC'2001 and will involve invited talks,

contributed papers, panel discussions, and system demonstrations.

This is the second IAMC workshop. The first IAMC workshop was held on

28 July 1999 as part of ISSAC'99, Vancouver, B.C. Canada.

Everyone with an interest in the many aspects of making mathematical

computation or information accessible on the Web/Internet is welcome

to attend. Topics of the workshop include, but are not limited to:

- Remote access to mathematical software over the Internet.

- Encoding of mathematical expressions (including text-based encodings, for

E-mail and HTML embedding, and binary-based encodings for efficient

communication between scientific applications).

- Interoperability between software that create/transform/display

mathematical

expressions (e.g. symbolic, numeric, graphics, text-processing packages)

via ad hoc communication protocols and software architectures.

- Application of the above technologies for practical purposes such as

distant learning and distributed problem solving.

- Protocols, APIs, URL schemes, and other mechanisms for system

interoperability and standardization.

Authors are invited to send at least a one-page abstract in postscript or PDF

to the organizers by May 1st 2001. Submissions will be reviewed by the

workshop organizers based on relevance to the workshop, originality,

and scientific interest. Authors will be notified by E-mail around

June 1 2001 so please include a contact E-mail address in the paper.

The full-length paper (in postscript or PDF) is due June 23, 2001.

IMPORTANT DATES :

May 1, 2001 ..... Deadline for submitting papers/abstracts

June 1, 2001 ..... Notification of acceptance and call for participation

June 23, 2001 ..... Full-length paper due

July 22, 2001 ..... IAMC workshop

EMAIL ADDRESSES :

Angel Diaz (IBM USA) -- aldiaz@us.ibm.com

Norbert Kajler (Ecole des Mines de Paris, France) -- kajler@paris.ensmp.fr

Paul S. Wang (ICM/Kent USA) -- pwang@mcs.kent.edu

------------------------------

From: Xiaobing Feng <xfeng@math.utk.edu>

Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2001 18:47:14 -0500

**Subject: Barrett Lectures at University of Tennessee**

The 2001 JOHN H. BARRETT MEMORIAL LECTURES

NEW DIRECTIONS AND DEVELOPMENTS IN COMPUTATIONAL MATHEMATICS

May 10-12, 2001

The University of Tennessee

Knoxville, TN 37996, USA

We are pleased to announce that the 2001 John H. Barrett Memorial Lectures,

"New Directions and Developments in Computational Mathematics", has been

scheduled to take place on the campus of the University of Tennessee at

Knoxville from May 10-12, 2001. The focus of the Lectures will be parallel

numerical algorithms for partial differential equations and their

implementations and applications.

The Barrett Lectures at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville were established

in honor of John H. Barrett, a distinguished researcher in ordinary differential

equations and department head at the time of his death in 1969. The Lectures

have been held annually since 1972. Each year a different topic is chosen,

representing the research interests of the mathematics faculty of the

University of Tennessee. Since 1993 the Lectures have consisted of three

one-hour survey talks by each of three leading researchers representing

different themes/directions in a single field, and up to ten additional

invited one-hour talks. They attract wide interest, with an audience of

between 30 and 40 participants from the whole country, in addition to faculty

and students from Knoxville and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. They

represent one of the few long standing lecture series in mathematics in

the southeastern United States.

Main Speakers

David Keyes (ICASE, Old Dominion University)

Mary Wheeler (University of Texas at Austin )

Jinchao Xu (Penn State University )

Invited Speakers

Todd Arbogast, The University of Texas at Austin

Craig Douglas (University of Kentucky)

Weinan E, Princeton University)

Jeff McFadden (National Institute of Standards and Technology)

Peter Monk (University of Delaware)

Qing Nie (University of California at Irvine)

The Barrett Lectures are partially funded by a grant from Tennessee

Science Alliance, and have often received additional support from the National

Science Foundation in the past. We anticipate receiving some financial assistance

from the NSF for supporting graduate students and junior researchers

who do not have research grants. For more information, please contact

Professor Xiaobing Feng (xfeng@math.utk.edu) or visit the Lectures' website

at http://www.math.utk.edu/barrett/

The Organizing Committee

Charles Collins

Xiaobing Feng

Ohannes Karakashian

Tim Schulze

------------------------------

From: Gyorgy Szeidl <mechszgy@gold.uni-miskolc.hu>

Date: Fri, 23 Mar 2001 07:55:57 +0100

**Subject: Conference in Hungary on Numerical Methods and Computational Mechanics**

FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR PAPERS

NUMERICAL METHODS AND COMPUTATIONAL MECHANICS

15-19th July 2002

Miskolc, Hungary

Organized by

the University of Miskolc and the Miskolc Committee of

the Hungarian Academy of Scienses

in cooperation with

the Central European Association for Computational Mechanics, the Hungarian

Academy of Sciences, the Slovak Academy of Sciences, the University of

Zilina (Slovakia), and the Budapest University of Technology and Economics

as a satellite conference to the

5th World Congress on Computational Mechanics

held in Vienna, July 7-12, 2002

The aim of the conference is to bring together numerical analysts,

specialists of computational mechanics and software developers.

FIELDS OF PRIMARY INTEREST

-- Numerical algebra (sparse and dense linear systems, eigenvalue problems,

nonlinear systems, parallel algorithms, etc.)

-- Numerical solution of differential equations (FEM, BEM, multigrid,

difference methods, spectral methods, parallel algorithms, etc.)

-- Computational mechanics (finite element method, boundary element

method, dynamics, fluid mechanics, parallel algorithms etc.)

Fifty-minute plenary lectures and twenty-minute contributed presentations are

planned.

INTERNATONAL SCIENCE COMMITTEE

B. SZABO chairman; Washington University, St. Louis, USA

C. BROYDEN, University of Bologna, Italy

K. BURRAGE, University of Queensland, Australia

U. GABBERT, Otto-von-Guericke Universitat Magdeburg, Germany

R. HABER, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

M. KLEIBER, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland

V. KOMPIS, University of Zilina, Zilina, Slovakia

H. MANG, Vienna Technical University, Austria

R. MARZ, Humboldt-Universitat Berlin, Berlin, Germany

A.M. SANDIG, Universitat Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany

J. SLADEK, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovakia

E. SULI, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

E.Y. RODIN, Washington University in St. Louis, USA

W. WENDLAND, Universitat Stuttgart, Germany

T. CZIBERE, University of Miskolc, Hungary

I. KOZAK, University of Miskolc, Hungary

Z. GASPAR, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary

I. PACZELT, University of Miskolc, Hungary

G. STOYAN, Eotvos Loarand University of Budapest, Hungary

MINISYMPOSIA

Computational dynamics, numerical optimization, large eddy simulation.

Other minisymposia are being organized also.

PUBLICATION

A special issue of the journal:

Computer and Mathematics with Applications,

Computer Assisted Mechanics and Engineering Sciences

Further journals under consideration are:

Journal of Computational and Applied Mechanics,

Mathematical Notes, Miskolc.

HOW TO CONTACT US

If you are interested in attending the conference and wish to be on the

mailing list, please SEND NOW, a message to the address

nmcm2002@uni-miskolc.hu

More detailed information is available at the URL address

http://www.uni-miskolc.hu/home/nmcm2002/

------------------------------

From: Christopher Freitas <CFreitas@swri.edu>

Date: Fri, 23 Mar 2001 19:09:32 CST

**Subject: Forum on Parallel Computing at ASME Congress**

LAST CALL FOR PAPERS - Forum on Parallel Computing Methods VI

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) is holding its 2001

International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition (IMECE) on

November 11-16, 2001 at New York Hilton Hotel & Towers, New York, New York.

As part of this Congress, the Fluids Engineering Division is organizing the

Forum on Parallel Computing Methods VI. This is the sixth annual forum on

Parallel Computing held at IMECE and has been a very successful series of

paper sessions. Again, papers are solicited on all aspects of parallel

computing methodology, including new and innovative methods. Papers on

parallel strategies for shared and distributed memory architectures,

heterogeneous clusters of workstations (NOW) and PCs, as well as Grid

Computing studies are sought. Of particular interest are papers discussing

applications of parallel algorithms and the effective use of parallel

computing methods in industrial applications.

Information on this Forum and the IMECE may be found at

http://www.asme.org/conf/congress01/

Paper abstracts are due to the organizers by March 30, 2001 and may be

submitted digitally or by hardcopy format.

Notification of abstract acceptance is by April 6, 2001, and the final paper

is due to the organizers by June 29, 2001.

Please submit your abstract to or for further information contact:

Dr. Christopher J. Freitas

Principal Engineer - Computational Mechanics

Southwest Research Institute

6220 Culebra Road

San Antonio, Tx 78238-5166

Voice: 210-522-2137, Fax: 210-522-6290

Email: cfreitas@swri.edu

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From: Jesse Barlow <barlow@cse.psu.edu>

Date: Fri, 23 Mar 2001 10:15:59 -0500 (EST)

**Subject: Special Issue of Computational Statistics and Data Analysis**

Special Issue of Computational Statistics and Data Analysis

MATRIX COMPUTATIONS AND STATISTICS

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JULY 1, 2001

The interaction between matrix computations and statistics has had a

major impact on both fields. Historically, there is the relationship between

the Gauss-Markov linear model and least squares, and that between singular

values and principal components. In the last two decades, this interaction has been enhanced by the development of total least squares and

errors-in-variables problems, and the recent surge in interest in

latent semantic indexing.

For these reasons, the journal Computational Statistics and Data Analysis

will have a special issue on Matrix Computations and Statistics.

Submissions are welcome in the following areas: classical linear least squares,

total least squares, matrix computations for principal components and factor

analysis, matrix computations in genetics, regularization techniques,

clustering and classification, text and data mining applications, probabilistic

IR models, and hypertext models. We also welcome submissions that

do not fit into these areas if they use matrix computations for a statistical

application.

The editors for this special issue will be

Jesse L. Barlow

Department of Computer Science

and Engineering

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802--6106

USA

Michael W. Berry

Department of Computer Science

University of Tennessee

Suite 203

1122 Volunteer Blvd.

Knoxville, TN 37996-3450

USA

Axel Ruhe

Dept of Mathematics

Chalmers University of Technology

S-41296 Goteborg

Sweden

Hongyuan Zha

Department of Computer Science

and Engineering

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802--6106

USA

Please submit three (3) copies of your manuscript to the editor of your

choice. Manuscripts submitted to this special issue will be refereed

according to standard procedures for Computational Science and Data Analysis.

All papers for this special issue should be postmarked by July 1, 2001.

We expect the special issue to appear within one year of this date.

Important URLs:

This announcement: http://www.cse.psu.edu/~barlow/CSDA.txt (text)

http://www.cse.psu.edu/~barlow/CSDA.html (html)

For the journal: http://www.elsevier.com/locate/csda

------------------------------

From: Marco Luebbecke <marco@mo.math.nat.tu-bs.de>

Date: Fri, 23 Mar 2001 09:54:54 +0100 (MET)

**Subject: Faculty Position at Technische Universitet Braunschweig**

Technische Universitet Braunschweig

Fachbereich fur Mathematik und Informatik

March, 2000

Applications are invited for the position

Professur (C4) fur Numerische Mathematik

at the Institut fur Angewandte Mathematik, Abteilung Numerische

Mathematik, starting on the first of April, 2003.

A candidate is sought with an outstanding record of research in the

field of Numerical Linear Algebra and its applications, particularly

in engineering. In addition to teaching Numerical Mathematics, a

strong interest in the planned Bachelor/Master course of studies on

"Mathematical Engineering" is required. In addition, cooperation is

desired with the interdisciplinary, international course of studies,

"Computational Sciences in Engineering", with the Institute of

Scientific Computation, and with other activities at the Technische

Universitet Braunschweig, such as the graduate research group on

"Wechselwirkung von Struktur und Fluid". The successful applicant is

also expected to participate in service courses for other

mathematically related degree courses, and is also expected to be

sufficiently fluent in the German language to hold these courses in

German.

Applications must satisfy the regulations of =A751 NHG, including a

university degree, pedagogical aptitude, a doctoral degree, and

additional achievements such as those usually demonstrated by a

Habilitation in Mathematics. The Fachbereich fur Mathematik und

Informatik is actively interested promoting women, whence, as a rule,

where there are applicatants with equivalent qualifications, women

candidates will be given precedence.

A successful applicant who after his/her 46th birthday and who is not

already permanently appointed as a German civil servant (beamtet) will

be employed as salaried personnel (angestellt). In principle, as set

down in the NGG =A77(3), it is permissible to be employed part time.

Applications from the severely disabled with equivalent qualifications

are also given priority status.

Applications including the usual documents (curriculum vitae, list of

publications and teaching experience) should be sent before May 25,

2001 to

Dekan des Fachbereichs Mathematik und Informatik,

TU Braunschweig,

Prof. Dr. D. Fellner,

Pockelsstra=DFe 14,

D-38106 Braunschweig.

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From: Ivan Dimov <ivdimov@bas.bg>

Date: Mon, 19 Mar 2001 12:55:02 +0200

**Subject: Postdoctoral Position at CLPP-BAS, Bulgaria**

A postdoctoral position is available in the Parallel Algorithms

Group at the Central Laboratory for Parallel Processing -

Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria.

The position is a part of the interdisciplinary project "Bulgarian

Information Society Center of Excellence for Education, Science and

Technology in 21 Century", which is funded by European Commission.

The project offers exciting opportunities for research on a broad range

of Monte Carlo methods including both theoretical developments

(Monte Carlo and quasi-Monte Carlo methods, variance reduction)

and application fields (particle transport, quantum mechanics,

financial applications, etc).

The position is available for a period of six months, renewable to

one year. Appointment is expected to begin in summer 2001, but other

starting dates can be arranged. Applicants must have or soon expect

to receive a PhD in applied mathematics, computer science or other

relevant background in computational methods. There are citizenship

restrictions on the position: applicants should be citizens of the

European Community countries. The salary is according to EC scales.

Interested applicants can contact Prof. Ivan Dimov (ivdimov@bas.bg)

or Dr. Aneta Karaivanova (anet@copern.bas.bg) for further inquiry,

or can directly send a curriculum vitae, a statement of research

interests, a brief research plan (1 page) and contact information

for three references to: Prof. I. Dimov, CLPP-BAS, Acad. G. Bonchev St.,

Bl. 25A, Sofia 1113, Bulgaria. Applications may also be faxed

to (+359 2) 70 72 73 or e-mailed to ivdimov@bas.bg

CLOSING DATE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS : 25th May 2001

------------------------------

From: Wei Cai <wcai@uncc.edu>

Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2001 00:23:24 -0500 (EST)

**Subject: Postdoctoral and Visiting Positions at UNC Charlotte**

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Department of Mathematics

Application is sought for a post doctoral associate

position and a visiting faculty position associate with

experience in scientific computation, especially in computational

electromagnetics. Appointment is renewable for the second year.

Please e-mail application to wcai@uncc.edu.

Or send the application to Prof. Wei Cai, Department of Mathematics,

University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC 28223.

------------------------------

From: Stephane Lanteri <Stephane.Lanteri@sophia.inria.fr>

Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2001 10:02:18 +0100

**Subject: Postdoctoral Position at INRIA**

Postdoctoral position

INRIA

(French National Institute for Research

in Computer Science and Control)

at both Rocquencourt and Sophia-Antipolis Research Units

The INRIA research centers in Rocquencourt (http://www-rocq.inria.fr)

and Sophia Antipolis (http://www-sop.inria.fr) have recently launched

a multi-disciplinary research activity in the fields of geometrical

modelling based on medical image processing and numerical simulation

for computer-aided medecine.

For this investigation, INRIA is offering a postdoctoral opportunity

for a candidate with experiences in the following domains:

* finite-element based numerical methods,

* computational structural mechanics and fluid dynamics.

Basic computer science skills (Unix system, shell scripts, Fortran 77

and C programming languages)are mandatory.

In addition, experiences with the C++ programming language and

parallel computing (PVM, MPI) will be appreciated.

The candidate will interact with the members of several teams that are

involved in this activity:

1. INRIA teams,

o CAIMAN (http://www-sop.inria.fr/caiman/),

o EPIDAURE (http://www-sop.inria.fr/epidaure/),

o GAMMA (http://www-rocq.inria.fr/gamma/),

o M3N (http://www-rocq.inria.fr/m3n/),

o MACS (http://www-rocq.inria.fr/macs/),

o PRISME (http://www-sop.inria.fr/prisme/),

2. GRBM from LAN, at Paris VI University

(http://www.ann.jussieu.fr/presentation/presentation_142.php3),

3. CFD team at CERFACS in Toulouse

(http://www.cerfacs.fr/cfd/Presentation.html),

4. and medical and surgical department in Nice, Paris and Toulouse.

Note that some of these teams are already collaborating in the context

of several research activities related to numerical biomechanics,

three of them belonging to BMNF group

(http://www-rocq.inria.fr/Marc.Thiriet/BMNFgp/). See also

http://www-rocq.inria.fr/Marc.Thiriet/BMNFgp/Work/Vitesv/biblio.html

for informations on related studies.

The position will be for 18 months.

The proposed work will take place in two locations:

* INRIA Sophia-Antipolis, on the French Riviera.

* INRIA Rocquencourt, South-West from Paris near Versailles,

Interested candidates are asked to send a detailed resume (including

publications), with the names of three references, to

vitesv@rascasse.inria.fr.

------------------------------

From: Christine Beveridge <C.Beveridge@botany.uq.edu.au>

Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2001 09:42:22 +1000

**Subject: Ph. D. Scholarship at University of Queensland**

A PhD scholarship is available at

THE DEPARTMENT OF BOTANY AND THE CENTRE

FOR PLANT ARCHITECTURE INFORMATICS AT THE

UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA for a

project on INTEGRATIVE BIOLOGY.

With the enormous advances in the genomic sequencing of

complete organisms, and the detailed knowledge obtained

through the reductionist approach to studying gene function, the

stage is set to adopt a systems-level viewpoint to study plant

development as it occurs in reality =96 as an integrated,

coordinated, dynamic regulatory network.

A Centre for Plant Architecture Informatics (CPAI) PhD

Scholarship is available in the Department of Botany for a

suitable, motivated student interested in working on a project

that brings together expertise in the fields of plant development,

functional genomics, and plant modelling. The aim of the project

is to develop an integrated systems-level model of coordinated

plant growth and development using sophisticated mathematical

and visual models.

The project will initially involve collaborations with experts on

various aspects of plant development at the Department of

Botany at UQ and School of Plant Science at The University of

Tasmania and on mathematical modelling, numerical simulation

and visualisation at the CPAI, the Virtual Reality Centre, the

Department of Mathematics and the Advanced Computational

Modelling Centre at UQ.

Applicants must possess an Honours degree in at least one

relevant field. For further information contact Dr Christine

Beveridge, phone (07) 3365 8582, email

{ HYPERLINK mailto:c.beveridge@botany.uq.edu.au }c.beveridge@botany.uq.edu=

.au or Dr Jim Hanan, phone (07)

3365 6132, email jim@cpai.uq.edu.au. For information on plant

architecture informatics and plant modelling see

http://www.cpai.uq.edu.au and on the Advanced Computational

Modelling Centre see http://www.acmc.uq.edu.au.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

------------------------------

From: Hans Schneider <hans@math.wisc.edu>

Date: Mon, 19 Mar 2001 17:28:06 -0600 (CST)

**Subject: Contents, Linear Algebra and its Applications**

Journal: Linear Algebra and its Applications

ISSN : 0024-3795

Volume : 327

Issue : 1-3

Date : 15-Apr-2001

Visit the journal at http://www.elsevier.nl/locate/jnlnr/07738

pp 1-15

Analysis on eigenvalues for preconditioning cubic spline collocation

method of elliptic equations

S. Dong Kim, Y. HunLee

pp 17-26

A variant of the Hausdorff theorem for multi-index matrices II

S. Keska

pp 27-40

Matrix groups with independent spectra

G. Cigler

pp 41-51

Square nearly nonpositive sign pattern matrices

Y. Hou, J. Li

pp 53-60

Possible line sums for a qualitative matrix

C.R. Johnson, S.A. Lewis, D.Y. Yau

pp 61-68

On the potential stability of star sign pattern matrices

Y. Gao, J. Li

pp 69-83

Corrigendum/addendum to: Sets of matrices all infinite products of

which converge

I. Daubechies, J.C. Lagarias

pp 85-94

On Perron complements of totally nonnegative matrices

S.M. Fallat, M. Neumann

pp 95-104

On invertibility and positive invertibility of matrices

M.I. Gil'

pp 105-114

Pattern correlation matrices and their properties

A. Rukhin

pp 115-119

A generalization of Saad's theorem on Rayleigh-Ritz approximations

G.W. Stewart

pp 121-130

Complete positivity of matrices of special form

J. Drew, C. Johnson, F. Lam

pp 131-149

Approximating commuting operators

J. Holbrook, M. Omladic

pp 151-180

Products of transvections in one conjugacy class of the symplectic

group over the p-adic numbers

E.W. Ellers, H. Lausch

pp 181-196

Chebyshev-Hankel matrices and the splitting approach for

centrosymmetric Toeplitz-plus-Hankel matrices

G. Heinig

pp 197-206

Additive mappings on operator algebras preserving absolute values

M. Radjabalipour, K. Seddighi, Y. Taghavi

pp 207-223

Generalized controlled and conditioned invariances for linear

@w-periodic discrete-time systems

N. Otsuka

pp 225

Author Index

Contents of several volumes of LAA have not been circulated recently.

Apologies!

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